Entomological Society of Central Florida (ESCF)

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The Entomological Society of Central Florida is a club at the University of Central Florida centered around insects. Anyone can be a member and there are no fees. The only requirement is that you possess a curiosity about insects, which are often much-maligned in our culture, but which are actually immensely fascinating! We hold meetings monthly and if you would like to attend one, please join the e-mail list or check out our Facebook page (address and link below).

We are also very dedicated to outreach and are always interested in bringing a program to you, such as to a school, library, garden club, etc. Please inquire with details via the e-mail address or Facebook page and our Outreach Coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible. We know insects are often thought of as creepy pests, but give us a chance to try and change your mind!

E-mail: entoscf@gmail.com

The Entomological Society of Central Florida’s Facebook Page


Meetings 2018

 Feb 20th, Culinary Entomology @ BIO105 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

March 7th, Trivia Knight @ BIO105- 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Speaker Series

Faculty will lead a presentation about their work.

March 20th, Dr. De Bekkar @ BIO- 3:00pm to 4:00pm

April 5th, Dr. King @ BIO – 4:30pm to 5:30pm

April 8th, Shawn Kelly @ BugCloset- TBA

More info to be announced. Week of April 16th, Dr. Sharanowski


Outreach

Volunteers will help with handling live insects, microscopes activities, and hands-on experiments.  Email us to sign up and include availability.

March 10th, 2018 Great Duck Derby @ Mead Gardens

April 7th Explore Outdoors @ Winter Springs Town Center

April 8th, 2018 Spring Fever Festival @ Winter Garden

April 28th, 2018 Wildflower Symposium @ UF/IFAS


Nature Walks

Members will explore nature and learned about collecting insects.

February 13th, Collecting trip lead by Josh @ Arboretum

12:00pm -1:30pm

February 27th, Collecting trip lead by Hollie @ Arboretum

March 27th, Collecting trip lead by Louis @ Arboretum

April 10th, Collecting trip lead by Josh @ Arboretum

April 27th, Collecting trip lead by Hollie @ Arboretum

 

Oct 17,2017 Meeting